Richard Jackson in The Los Angeles Times: Biden has a plan to remove some freeways. Will it make cities more healthy?
President Biden’s plan calls for highway removal to right historical injustices and improve the health of people who live nearby. At least four bills in Congress would fund such efforts, though none is assured passage. Highway removal and neighborhood renewal should focus on making communities less car-dependent, and adding affordable housing and other amenities, said Dr. Richard Jackson, professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and former director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.